Oct 24, 2018

Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads banned for dangerous driving

PA Three different carmakers have had ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving. Two ads for Ford Mustang cars fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority after viewers complained that they showed driving as a way of releasing anger. The ASA also ruled against a Nissan Micra ad which it said depicted driving at excessive speeds. Ford said it had intended to show the Mustang as "The antidote to a dull life", while Nissan said its ad did not condone speeding and Fiat said its ad did not represent real-life driving conditions. The ASA said the ad depicted characters releasing their anger while driving a Mustang and that the poem reinforced that "By encouraging motorists to drive in an aggressive manner".

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